The Encore Group

Who we are and what we do

Operating one of the most modern factories in Europe, The Encore Group is a leading one-stop-shop supplier of print and packaging solutions.

Founded in 1983, The Encore Group has been expanding ever since. Our company is now the UK's largest independently owned envelope and packaging manufacturer. Our success and expansion is down to our three pillars of quality, service, and integrity.


Envelopes per year

We have been at the forefront of envelope production for 30+ years, and continue to innovate within the industry, producing over 2.5 billion envelopes each year.


Staff Members

Friendly, honest and hard-working to boot, we strive to deliver a professional service at all times across Encore Envelopes and Encore Packaging Solutions.


Originally Formed

Decades of experience coupled with modern tools and technologies make the team at Encore unparalleled in skill.

Encore’s overall mission is to exceed customers’ expectations in quality, delivery and cost through continuous improvement and close customer interaction.

Client testimonials

Envelopes with Impact: Helping you stand out from the crowd

Envelope production is where Encore started out, and we’ve continued to expand and improve our envelope offerings ever since. Our vast range of printing methods and machines allows us to produce billions of envelopes yearly for our customers in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We guarantee high-quality printing.

Dedicated to the creation of innovative printed packaging

Our dedicated packaging site is located in Peterlee. A flexible manufacturing process allows a wide range of work, from high volume to niche specialities and our CAD team is on hand to offer a full design and prototyping service. From printed samples to various finishing options such as spot UV, foil, or braille, we’ve got you covered!

Evolving with The Encore Group: our mission to create packaging that's high-quality, suitable, and sustainable


We take pride in delivering the best product possible every time. The combination of state of the art technology, the finest materials in the industry, and a comprehensive internal quality monitoring process with a dedicated independent quality team at each site. We are also thrilled to have become a Certified Carbon Balance Printer and the UK’s first and only Carbon Balanced envelope manufacturer by helping the World Land Trust to protect and restore critically threatened habitat around the world.

With our ISO 9001 certification, we have proven our ability to consistently deliver products and services that meet both customer and regulatory requirements.


Consumers habits are continually developing; the rise of e-commerce, an increased interest in the environment. At Encore we work with our customers to create bespoke packaging that is the right fit for each individual product. From envelopes to packaging, our product range is immense, and our cutting edge production techniques mean no idea is off the table.


In a world undergoing change, we see packaging as having a powerful impact. With sustainable packaging solutions, we help our customers respond to changing shopping habits. Within our manufacturing process, we have a focus on two key factors: Waste and Energy. We aim to only buy what we need, recycle all waste, and recondition our waste ink. Both of our envelope sites have been converted to LED lighting, which will drastically reduce our CO2 emissions.

Our ISO 14001 certification and FSC® and PEFC chain of custody certifications confirm our commitment to the environment.

Our products explained.

  • Litho flat sheet offers the highest quality envelope production using our new Heidelberg printing press.

  • Lithoflex is Encores flagship product. With lithoflex, a reel of paper is fed through our machine with the design being printed and the envelope being formed in a singular process. The outcome is a high quality, all over printed envelopes. From reel of paper to finished box in one process.

  • Flexo is based on the principles of the lithoflex process but for less complicated designs.

  • Overprint envelopes with our overprint centre of excellence in Dewsbury. We offer four colour to single colour litho printing and an array of digital press printing.

  • We offer a range of alternative postal products, including paper bags, jiffy bags and flutelopes. Flutelopes are made with corrugated material and are fully recyclable.

  • Small run or large quantity greetings card envelope manufacture and printing at our plant in the UK, produced to your specification.

  • We supply bespoke packaging solutions that are build around your needs. We have a specialist team that will work with you to find the best and most economical packaging solution for your product, your business and your customer. We cater for all industries, solid board packaging and corrugated board packaging.

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